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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #13 of 30 | Type: Historic Sites
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"How time flies"
12 December 2017
We visited the site and were given a glimpse to how the get water in time past. God made the earth to be self sufficient. As knowledge increases, we introduce more complex systems that make living...
"Traditional place where Virgin Mary said to have drawn water"
10 November 2017
Might and probably is the original place but the fountain itself is much later. It is said, however, that this site has supplied water for 2000 years....
"Mary’s well"
05 November 2017
Significant place to visit and worth the steep walk uphill to reach it. Again, development has left it untouched but in the midst of bars, cafes and shops.
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Paulus HaShishi 133 Nazareth